Boston’s rich cultural and sporting life
Boston is known for its incredible wealth of museums, historical sites, live music, theatre and art galleries. This cultural capital has been nicknamed the “Athens of America” as there are so many cultural institutions to enjoy here. In fact, Boston is essentially one big outdoor history museum. A great way to tour the city and learn about its history is to take the Freedom Trail, which winds its way around the city and connects 16 different historical sites from the first public school in America to the first church building in Boston.
Check out Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which dates back to 1742 and features all sorts of fascinating little shops and market stalls, as well as street performers and tasty food.
Also, don’t miss the opportunity to take a tour of Cambridge, home to a couple of the most prestigious universities in the world – Harvard and MIT.
Sport is a huge part of the experience of living in Boston. Go and see the Celtics (basketball), New England Patriots (American football), Red Sox (baseball) or Bruins (ice hockey) and cheer along in a fantastic atmosphere. Or watch the world-famous Boston Marathon or the classic rowing event: the Head of the Charles Regatta.